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Old 08-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #46
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Then why the heck do they make the stupid things???
If I added 2x2's at the notches, that would give me noses on all the steps.

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In all my years of wood working I never had a stair case that worked with a store bought stringer.

I have no idea why they make them either.



As to the top step being to wide----add more nose to the deck???

Remove stairs and cut the inch off the back of the stringer???

To see if the stairs are good lay a straight edge onto the steps from the bottom to the deck---the straight edge should contact every nose including the deck nose.

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Here's how I decided to do it. Now they all have the "proper" 1" noses.

....and 1/4" gaps max I think too, keeping in mind the whole high heels thing.

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That looks much better.
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I AM okay locking the newel post(s) to the second step edge like shown, right?
How far does the handrail have to extend past the top of the post?

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Hand rail should extend past the post until it is above the first step nose.
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Thought so, thanks.

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Your grab rail has to extend past the nosing of the first step and return back into the post. The front of the post should be out to the first riser and should be solid as a rock.
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Here's how I decided to do it. Now they all have the "proper" 1" noses.

....and 1/4" gaps max I think too, keeping in mind the whole high heels thing.

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Your grab rail has to extend past the nosing of the first step and return back into the post. The front of the post should be out to the first riser and should be solid as a rock.
So you're saying I need to move the 4x4 to the front edge of the stringer, and then still extend the 2x4 handrail further?

"return back to the post"?

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So you're saying I need to move the 4x4 to the front edge of the stringer, and then still extend the 2x4 handrail further?

"return back to the post"?

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just move the post over...
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The handrail has to come past the nosing of the first step and then return into and be attached to the post.

How are you going to secure the post?
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The handrail has to come past the nosing of the first step and then return into and be attached to the post.

How are you going to secure the post?
Can you show me a picture of an example of this?

I intended to bolt the 4x4s to the stringer bottom with 6" carriage bolts.
I may need to go with the 'threaded rod the whole length' for 'rock solid' strength, we'll see.

So, I drill and set the 4x4 at this edge now?

Thanks for all the help guys!

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should look like this
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That doesn’t cut it anymore down here epson, you must also have a grab rail.
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